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A rider in this year’s deal to prevent the federal government from shutting down would forbid the District from creating a legal market for marijuana, like those in Colorado and Washington.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Another Vince Gray campaign staffer faces charges: Reuben Charles, alleged tax-evader. [Loose Lips]
- Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who briefly went to jail for denying same-sex couples marriage licenses, reportedly met with Pope Francis during his visit to the District. Only in D.C. [NPR]
- Even though Orange and Silver line trains will skip the Stadium–Armory station during rush hour for the foreseeable future, due to a power-substation malfunction last week, riders still pay peak fares. [City Desk]
- The District is today expected to annex two acres of land for the D.C. United stadium from Akridge. [WBJ]
- Get ready for Joaquin: Meteorologists predict D.C. will get wet due to the impending tropical storm. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Drugs and Alcohol: A Latin American wine bar will replace a Petworth store accused of selling synthetics.
- #MuseumSquareStays: Tenants of the Section 8 building in Mount Vernon Triangle will rally today.
- A Sunset of Color: The last living Washington Color School painter, Paul Reed, died Saturday in Arizona.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Vince Gray campaign consultant Reuben Charles hit with tax charges. [LL, Post]
- The DCPS graduation rate is up, but still below national average. [Post]
- Kenyan McDuffie wants to pay at-risk kids to stay out of trouble. [WAMU]
- DCPS can expand AP offerings, but it doesn’t mean the students will pass. [GGW]
- Police respond to violence Monday night. [Post]
- Muriel Bowser looks for mentors for minority boys. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Cuneyt Dil
- New retail and residential developments proposed in Anacostia. [Post]
- Museum Square residents to again rally for extension of affordable housing contract. [Housing Complex]
- Capitol Heights gets large-scale urban farm. [Housing Complex]
- Penthouse in West End sells for $6.05 million. [Post]
- District set to seize Akridge land on site of future D.C. United stadium through eminent domain. [WBJ]
- 11th Street Bridge Park project receives $1.2 million grant. [WBJ]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Paul Reed, the last living member of the Washington Color School, died over the weekend. He was 96. [Arts Desk]
- The D.C. Public Library put together this playlist of “provocative” D.C. music for Banned Books Week. [Bandwidth]
- Smithsonian’s new Secretary, David Jan Skorton, defends National Museum of African Art’s exhibit featuring Bill Cosby’s art collection. [Post]
- The haunted house at RFK Stadium looks pretty, uh, terrifying. [Washingtonian]
- The DC Rock ‘n’ Roll Chili Cookbook is coming this December. [DC Music Download]
- Last chance to get your Kendrick Lamar-NSO tickets today. [Arts Desk]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Cuneyt Dil
- José Andrés‘ second Beefsteak restaurant opens in Dupont. [Post]
- Local breweries bring back top honors from Great American Beer Festival. [Y&H]
- Latin American wine bar to replace store accused of selling synthetic drugs. [Y&H]
- What to do this October. [Thrillist]
- Carnitas back at Chipotle [Washingtonian]
- D.C. gets an exclusive Shake Shack burger. [Washingtonian]
- Food truck locations today. [Washingtonian]